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Ryan budget plan puts GOP candidates in tight spot

New GOP budget puts presidential candidates on the spot

The release of the new Republican budget on Tuesday puts their partyís presidential hopefuls in a potentially difficult spot, forcing them to embrace or reject proposals that have little chance of becoming law, but could carry some political risk.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, was slated to release his second official budget as the chairman of the committee overseeing fiscal matters; the plan was expected to contain proposals for sweeping reforms to entitlement programs, along with other cuts in spending.

That means, for a second year straight, the field of GOP candidates should expect questions about their positions on the plan, which could prove problematic to their own campaigns.

She added, ďI would just be honest when it comes to the stickier parts. Maybe you don't agree with the whole solution, but you agree it has to be addressed."

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:26 PM (3 replies)

At Heart of Health Law Clash, a 1942 Case of a Farmerís Wheat

WASHINGTON ó If the Obama administration persuades the Supreme Court to uphold its health care overhaul law, it will be in large part thanks to a 70-year-old precedent involving an Ohio farmer named Roscoe C. Filburn.

Mr. Filburn sued to overturn a 1938 federal law that told him how much wheat he could grow on his family farm and made him pay a penalty for every extra bushel.

The 1942 decision against him, Wickard v. Filburn, is the basis for the Supreme Courtís modern understanding of the scope of federal power. It is the contested ground on which the health care case has been fought in the lower courts and in the partiesí briefs. And it is likely to be crucial to the votes of Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Antonin Scalia, who are widely seen as open to persuasion by either side.

The administration is probably assured of the votes of the courtís four more liberal members, and it needs one more to win the case. How Justices Kennedy and Scalia think about wheat, marijuana, health insurance and Roscoe Filburn may make all the difference.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:58 AM (1 replies)

Sign the economy is improving - Mens underwear


Sales last year incresed by 8%

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:53 PM (0 replies)

Your questions answered, why liberals and conservatives are different...

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:45 PM (3 replies)

When you were born, your mother dropped you on your head - Giraffe Birth at the Memphis Zoo


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:46 AM (5 replies)

All you need to know about Rick Santorum

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:11 AM (11 replies)

Dear Republicans

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:09 AM (3 replies)

IF the oil that would flow through the Keystone pipeline is for US consumption...

Why are they piping it to the gulf of Mexico?

Build a fucking refinery in North Dakota.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 10:55 AM (24 replies)

10 companies profiting most from war


Sales for the world's 100 largest arms producers amounted to $411 billion in 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. That was up 1% from the year before, a modest rise that was held in check by the drawdown of foreign forces in Iraq.

Military budgets have been largely unaffected by the economic downturn, said Susan Jackson of SIPRI, a peace research group.

Since 2002, arms sales among the 100 largest providers of military equipment and services have increased 60%, SIPRI said in a release last month.

The 10 biggest arms producers accounted for more than half of the 2010 sales. The composition of those sales reflects the state of modern warfare, as battles are now often fought with remote surveillance and air strikes instead of ground combat.

Of the 100 companies on the list, 44 are based in the United States. Sales by the U.S. companies accounted for more than 60% of arms sales revenue in 2010.

The top seven U.S. arms producers are also among Uncle Sam's 10 biggest contractors.

Click here for the list... http://money.msn.com/investing/10-companies-profiting-most-from-war
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:43 PM (0 replies)

gesto_de_amor1 - Great video about love...


The Video That Won First Place At Cannes .
It only takes about 15 seconds to watch and you'll see why it won.
There is no explanation needed.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:42 AM (2 replies)
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